Hey all...while on the Hammer Strength behind the neck press machine I was nearing the end of a fairly heavy set (nothing really too bad) and my form broke and for some dumb reason I raised my head off the bench forward as I was pressing up and felt something tweak badly in my neck. Today I cannot rotate my head side to side without major shooting pains. I think this is an old injury as this has happened twice before in the last 5 years (once while doing dumbell shrugs and pitching my head forward). My question is does this suggest a muscle imbalance that I should address - my little understanding of anatomy tells my I strained or pulled my levator scapulae, but that is just a guess. It seems to be weak when I do overhead presses. Any suggestions as to how to strengthen this muscle so as to avoid future injury (I know, I know, KEEP GOOD FORM!)
Thanks to all... wait one other question - I was watching olympic speed skating the other day and noted the awesome quad development of the skaters and was wondering if there is something we can apply from their movements or sport that we (I) could utilize in leg training? Is it their TUT or high reps or explosive reps or ALL OF THE ABOVE. That always seems to be the answer in the end, right? Thanks again. Stay healthy!